Josh Van Cleef

jvancleef

  • 10 Courses Completed
  • 66 Levels Completed
  • 19 Screencasts Watched
  • 124,850 Total Points

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Ruby: 4 Courses Completed

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Rails Best Practices

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  • Controllers in Space

    Fat model/skinny controller, named scopes, scopes with lambda, default scopes, model creation scopes, skipping a filter

  • Controller Command

    Nested attributes, models without the database, using Presenters, rejecting SQL injection, Rails 3 responder syntax

  • Model Pitfalls

    Basic & compound indices, protecting your attributes, using default database values, using callbacks properly, improving validation, database seeding

  • Model Bert

    Optimizing n+1 queries, using counter_cache, batches of find_each, applying The Law of Demeter, using to_s and to_param in the model

  • Froggy Views

    Refactoring views, using helpers, rendering content with partials, handling empty strings, using content_for, meta yield

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Rails for Zombies

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Rails for Zombies 2

Getting Started With Ruby on Rails

Learn more Rails with this sequel to the infamous Rails for Zombies course. Increase your Ruby on Rails knowledge with even more zombie learning.

  • From the Ground Up

    Installing Rails, creating a Rails app, database migrations, the command line, Ruby 1.9 hash syntax, Bundler, database configuration

  • Models Still Taste Like Chicken

    Named scopes, callbacks, has_one, relationship options, using Includes, has_many :through

  • Rest In Pieces

    Revisiting URL helpers, forms & input helpers, understanding REST, nested resources, view partials, other view helpers

  • Asset Packaging and Mailing

    Sending attachments in mail, asset tags, using the Asset Pipeline, CoffeeScript, creating and sending mail, SCSS, using the JavaScript manifest

  • Rendering Extremities

    Custom RESTful routes, creating AJAX links, rendering custom JSON, AJAXified forms, controller rendering options, sending server JavaScript, using JSON data

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Rails 4: Zombie Outlaws

Intermediate Ruby on Rails

Learn to build faster and more secure web apps with Rails 4. Review the Rails updates that will help get your apps up to speed on Rails 4 best practices.

  • A Bloody Tale of Revenge

    Support for Ruby 1.9.3, ThreadSafety, and Routes

  • The Hangman's Daughter

    Changes to the ActiveRecord API, and more on ActiveRecord and changes to ActiveModel

  • Dead Man Walking

    Whitelisting user parameters with Strong Parameters and using Remote Forms. Reviewing new syntax for controller Filters, working with Session & setting Custom Flash Types

  • Concerning the Events of Santa Maria

    Reviewing new view helpers & the Ruby template handler

  • The Killing Fields

    Learning the new test structure

  • The Undead Express

    Declarative ETags, the new Dalli memcache client, and working with Cache Digests

  • Why's and Wherefores

    Streaming with ActionController::Live and faster page loading with Turbolinks

Ruby: 9 Screencasts Watched

JavaScript: 3 Courses Completed

  • Just Enough JavaScript

    Creating variables, dialogs, object & string functions, number-related operations, working with arrays.

  • Take Off

    Downloading jQuery, minified Javascript, loading jQuery, the DOM & jQuery selection, nested elements, pseudo-classes & direct descendants.

  • View from 30,000 Feet

    Direct manipulation with CSS, manipulating multiple attributes, adding & removing classes, toggling classes, hiding & showing content.

  • Contents may shift

    Retrieving & setting text content with text(), querying & setting DOM with html(), manipulating DOM with append() & prepend(), creating peers with :before & :after, adding & removing nodes.

  • Fasten your Seatbelts

    Using document.ready, writing named functions, using click event listeners, keyboard events, animations, AJAX load()

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Anatomy of Backbone.js

Client-side Frameworks

Learn Backbone.js and start building sophisticated and structured web apps. Try out Backbone’s JavaScript library with a RESTful JSON interface.

  • Introduction

    Learn the very basic of Models and Views.

  • Models

    More on Models, such as syncing to/from the server.

  • Views

    View events, templates, and customization.

  • Models & Views

    More on how Models and Views work together with event binding.

  • Collections

    Working with a set of models with Backbone Collections.

  • Collection Views

    Displaying a Collection with a Collection View.

  • Router & History

    Supporting pushState history and multiple URLs.

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Shaping Up With AngularJS

Client-side Frameworks

AngularJS allows your application to have an expanded HTML library. Learn to add behavior to your HTML and speed up your application’s responsiveness.

  • Flatlander's Gem Store

    Get comfortable with expressions by beginning to build a gem store.

  • Built-in Directives

    Use directives to add a gallery and tabs to the gem store.

  • Forms

    Give the gem store review functionality by using AngularJS forms.

  • Custom Directives

    Create custom directives for more organized and maintainable AngularJS code.

  • Services

    Create a new module and learn to use the $http service to get real data into the gem store.

JavaScript: 4 Screencasts Watched

iOS: 1 Course Completed

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Try Objective-C

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  • Grass World

    Create and log common objects

  • Ice World

    Sending messages and getting results

  • Sand World

    Control the flow

  • Lava World

    Create your own classes

  • Space World

    Learning from mistakes

Electives: 2 Courses Completed

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Discover Drive

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  • Save to Drive Button

    Creating a simple button for saving files to Google Drive.

  • Google Picker with Drive

    Creating a widget for selecting and uploading files.

  • Authenticating with Drive

    Using the Google API Ruby Client to request access to a user’s Drive.

  • Uploading Files

    Performing multipart and resumable uploads with the Google API Ruby Client.

  • Retrieving Metadata

    Retrieving metadata for single files and lists of files, as well as performing file searches.

  • Downloading & Sharing Files

    Downloading files from Drive and managing permissions.

  • Updating & Deleting Files

    Updating, trashing, and permanently deleting files.

  • Folders

    Organizing files with folders and using the Application Data Folder.

  • Push Notifications

    Getting notified when a file changes.

  • Installing And Showcasing Your Application

    Installing your application to the Drive UI and listing it in the Chrome Web Store.

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Breaking the Ice With Regular Expressions

Electives

Search for text patterns using regular expressions and learn to validate emails and URLs, capture information, and use simple patterns to save development time.

  • The String Story

    Learn what regular expressions are, and write your first expression. Discover literals, operators, character sets, modifiers, and metacharacters.

  • Crew Emails

    Journey into validating emails with wildcards, escaping characters, groups, and anchors.

  • Confirmative

    Take a voyage to the edge with word boundaries and creating optional variations. Negate characters within character sets, and then use the negated shorthand. Finally, match specific amounts of characters with interval expressions.

  • Multi-line Strings

    Discover multi-line strings, and journey deeper with much larger subject strings. Search the globe and properly drop anchors with global and multi-line modifiers.

  • Capture Groups

    Grab the loot with capture groups, and learn how to extract sections of text for reference. Also discover when it's appropriate to have groups not capture.

Electives: 3 Screencasts Watched

HTML/CSS: 1 Screencast Watched